Thursday, April 17, 2014

Leather and polka dots

Jacket: Madewell (similar)
Tee: Madewell (similar here and here)
Pants: Uniqlo (similar)
Shoes: Target 

Remember that post I did about leather jackets a few weeks ago? Well... I chose the "splurge" option (...although I did have a significant employee discount). I figured it would be worth it to spend a little more money on something that would (1) go with everything and (2) last forever. I've been wearing it nonstop since I got it and now I don't really know how I ever lived without it. I like to pair it with either black pants (for a sleeker look) or light denim boyfriend jeans (for a more casual look). Definitely a worthy investment piece.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Wish I were wearing...

The weather is getting warmer, and I just want to live in light layers. Here's what I wish I were wearing today... 

Clockwise from left
  1. H&M Jersey Dress -  This jersey dress seems so flowy and comfortable.
  2. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment - A subtle, low-key lip tint, perfect for days when you want to go au naturel. 
  3. Madewell Playlist Stacking Rings - I think rings are such an understated way to add a little oomph to any outfit. These specific ones are so fun to mix and match.
  4. Madewell Dover Crossbody - You guys know I'm a big fan of my Transport Tote, but a small crossbody with just the essentials would be ideal for a summer day trip.
  5. Kork-Ease Myrna Vacchetta Sandals - I've wanted Kork-Ease sandals for years now - they are so classic and look so comfortable. Maybe this year will be the year I finally get them... 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Week in Review + Link Love

This was actually a somewhat exciting week in my life! Usually my weeks consist of work and Netflix so.... doing things out of the norm is a big deal around here. First, the flower market in downtown LA is just the most magical place I've ever been in my life. I now want to have fresh flowers in my house all the time (and I can totally afford it with their prices). WIN. Next, I don't know if you guys know Jiff, but if not, you should. He caused quite a commotion while I was working at Madewell on Saturday. He was SO SOFT AND CUTE AND SWEET. Then, we explored a historic building (that we actually go to all the time) but the lighting was really great and I appreciated it so much more. Last, we saw Jacob Hashimoto's "Gas Giant" at the MOCA Pacific Design Center - so beautiful (and so free). 

Now for some weekend links:

I hope you have a wonderful weekend :) 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Comfortable casual

anthropologie, sunglasses, madewell, cutoff tee, transport tote, sidewalk skimmers, calf hair, uniqlo, ponte pants
anthropologie, sunglasses, madewell, cutoff tee, transport tote, sidewalk skimmers, calf hair, uniqlo, ponte pants
anthropologie, sunglasses, madewell, cutoff tee, transport tote, sidewalk skimmers, calf hair, uniqlo, ponte pants
Sunglasses: Anthro (similar here and here)
Tee: Madewell (similar)
Bag: Madewell (similar)
Pants: Uniqlo

Ponte pants are a good way to trick people into thinking you're not wearing sweatpants. But really, you are. I have these pants in black (worn here) and this tee in gray (worn here). I guess you can say this is my lazy day uniform. 

I think a good wide-brimmed fedora would complete this outfit. Still have yet to find the perfect one (that isn't the $175 Rag and Bone one). I'd probably wear a leather jacket over this and some black round toe heels if I wanted to dress it up for nighttime. And then possibly add a chambray or a flannel shirt tied around the waist to add a bit of edge. The options are endless! 

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Wishlist: Black and White

fjallraven kanken backpack, jcrew these are the days tee, madewell d'orsay flat

In the past, my spring wardrobe necessities would consist of bright colors and lots of floral print. These days... not so much. Black and white is just so simple and easy to wear, how can I resist? These are some items I've had my eye on recently:

I've been looking for a good backpack to use for day trips, short hikes, and just everyday wearing - this one is absolutely perfect for all of the above. I love how it also has handles so you can carry it as a purse if you please! (Sidenote: I have no idea how this brand has escaped my radar for so long since it's been around for basically forever. Now I want one in every single color, including red, blue, and brown.)
Similar and also really cute: Herschel backpacks - Classic Mid-Volume and Pop Quiz styles are my favorites

I've never been one for graphic tees or any type of tee with words on it, but J.Crew really caught me with this tee. I'm a sucker for a good font.
More cute graphic tees: 1 // 2 // 3

I've been fighting the d'Orsay trend for a while now, but only because I was so loyal to the basic ballet flat. These are a nice update on a classic, and they look super sleek with skinny jeans. 
Lots of similar options: 1 //  2 //  3 // 4